June 5 West Buttress team: Aerobics at 14-Camp

We’ve had some difficulties receiving updates from the mountain this morning, with most updates coming in unclear, cutting off early, or not working at all. Climber Tony Hogan called in an update on the June 5 West Buttress team, who are camped at 14,200′, but was unfortunately cut short on his first post. Luckily, he realized that he didn’t have a great connection, and was able to call in a second report.

Tony mentioned that guides Fischer and Joe were involved with helping a client from another team down to camp. We will update you all with more details when we receive them.

The team has been keeping busy around camp, doing group aerobics, practicing self-arrest, so that they will be able to tackle the upper mountain when the time comes.

Hopefully a weather window will open up within the next few days, allowing the team to move up to High Camp at 17,200′. It’s likely that this afternoon (6/18) the weather will clear enough for the team to make their move up the steep headwall and fixed lines up to High Camp.

Here’s Tony:

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3 Comments
  1. Zach, Emily, & Beckett

    Sounds like everything is going well thus far and the “downtime” did everyone some good. Proud of all of you and an extra special first (Grand)Father’s Day to Tony. Love you and can’t wait to hear all about it face to face!

  2. Karin Peterson

    Good to hear from Tony and continuing to keep all of you in my prayers. Hope you get that window of opportunity to move to the next level. Just think of the shape you are all going to be in when this trip is complete :). Best regards and stay strong and warm. Karin Peterson

  3. Stephanie Gott

    Glad to hear your voice, Tony, and that you guys are doing well! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers daily for a safe trip and time to take in the beauty of your surroundings!

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